Outreach and engagement events—by date

We offer seminars to individuals and groups at our Regional Office in Toronto. We cover a range of subjects from the fundamentals of the procurement process, obtaining security clearance, bidding on opportunities, supplying professional services to defence and security procurement.

Please click on a link to register for the event.


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2019

September

Toronto – Obtaining Security Clearance (Seminar – Webinar)
September 24, 2019 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | Seminar
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Toronto, Ontario - Obtaining Security Clearance:

This seminar/webinar provides information on how to apply for security clearances and what is required for the application process. A security clearance is necessary when your personnel, under contract, will require access to Classified/Protected information or sensitive Government of Canada work sites. Obtaining a security clearance can be a lengthy process. This seminar will provide key information to help you better understand:

  1. The security requirements identified in the tender.
  2. The registration process to obtain a security clearance with the Industrial Security Program.
  3. The different levels of organization clearances and personnel clearances.
  4. Your responsibilities as a supplier.

October

Doing Business with the Government of Canada

October 01, 2019 | 8:00 am to 4:30 pm | Toronto — Ryerson DMZ HQ – 10 Dundas Street, Suite 600 | Partnered Event
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TORONTO, Ontario - The Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME) will be participating in this event to deliver a seminar on Doing Business with the Government of Canada and to engage and inform participants at a booth about the federal procurement system.

DisGovr GovTech Summit Powered by DMZ  brings together industry professionals, government agencies and promising start-ups. The events will provide opportunities to network with and engage government attendees, other start-up entrepreneurs as well as industry leaders with a focus on innovation and Artificial Intelligence.

Toronto – Doing Business with the Government of Canada (Seminar – Webinar)
October 02, 2019 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | Seminar
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Toronto, Ontario - The Government of Canada purchases $22 billion of goods and services each year. This two-hour seminar/webinar provides key information about how to sell to the Government of Canada that will help you learn how to:

  • Find out whether the Government of Canada buys your goods or service
  • Understand the contracting process
  • Register in supplier databases
  • Build networks and promote your business
  • Search for opportunities
  • Take advantage of the procurement information on Buyandsell.gc.ca
  • Understand the security clearance process
  • Bid on opportunities
Doing Business with the Government of Canada (In–person or Webinar)
October 02, 2019 | 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

An in-person or webinar session for 30 minutes only is available on a first registeredfirst served basis on the following topic to answer specific questions (in English only):

Basics of Doing Business with the Government of Canada – Find out whether the Government of Canada buys your goods or services, understand the contracting process, register in supplier databases, build networks and promote your business, search for opportunities, take advantage of the procurement information on Buyandsell.gc.ca.

Doing Business with the Government of Canada (In–person or Webinar)
October 02, 2019 | 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

An in-person or webinar session for 30 minutes only is available on a first registeredfirst served basis on the following topic to answer specific questions (in English only):

Basics of Doing Business with the Government of Canada – Find out whether the Government of Canada buys your goods or services, understand the contracting process, register in supplier databases, build networks and promote your business, search for opportunities, take advantage of the procurement information on Buyandsell.gc.ca.

Doing Business with the Government of Canada (In–person or Webinar)
October 02, 2019 | 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

An in-person or webinar session for 30 minutes only is available on a first registeredfirst served basis on the following topic to answer specific questions (in English only):

Basics of Doing Business with the Government of Canada – Find out whether the Government of Canada buys your goods or services, understand the contracting process, register in supplier databases, build networks and promote your business, search for opportunities, take advantage of the procurement information on Buyandsell.gc.ca.

Manufacturing Matters 2019

October 03, 2019 | 7:30 am to 12:30 pm | London — RBC London Place | Partnered Event
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LONDON, Ontario - The OSME Ontario Region will be participating with a booth at this event to distribute informational and educational material to potential suppliers about the federal government's procurement process and initiatives.

Event Registration: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/manufacturing-matters-2019-tickets-57039786537

The London Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) is the lead development agency for London, Canada. The LEDC is partnered with the City of London and the private sector. The LEDC does work with business, government and community partners to attract business investment and develop a connected and supportive business climate to expand London’s workforce.

Toronto – Bidding on Opportunities (Seminar–Webinar)
October 09, 2019 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | Seminar
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Toronto, Ontario - Would you like to learn more about how to bid? This two-hour seminar/webinar is designed for participants who are ready for a more detailed overview of the bidding process and provides key information to help you bid on opportunities, including:

  • The different types of solicitation documents
  • The main elements of a solicitation document and how to respond to them
  • How bids are evaluated and suppliers are selected
  • How to follow-up after receipt of the bidding process results
  • Best practices, tips and suggestions
Bidding on Opportunities (In–person or Webinar)

October 09, 2019 | 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

An in-person or webinar session for 30 minutes only is available on a first registered-first served basis on the following topic to answer specific questions (English only):

Bidding on Opportunities – The different types of solicitation documents, the main elements of a solicitation document and how to respond to them, best practices, tips and suggestions.

Bidding on Opportunities (In–person or Webinar)

October 09, 2019 | 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

An in-person or webinar session for 30 minutes only is available on a first registered-first served basis on the following topic to answer specific questions (English only):

Bidding on Opportunities – The different types of solicitation documents, the main elements of a solicitation document and how to respond to them, best practices, tips and suggestions.

Bidding on Opportunities (In–person or Webinar)

October 09, 2019 | 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

An in-person or webinar session for 30 minutes only is available on a first registered-first served basis on the following topic to answer specific questions (English only):

Bidding on Opportunities – The different types of solicitation documents, the main elements of a solicitation document and how to respond to them, best practices, tips and suggestions.

Toronto – Supplying Professional Services (Seminar – Webinar)
October 16, 2019 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | Seminar
More Information

Toronto, Ontario - This two-hour seminar/webinar provides key information to help you bid on Professional Services opportunities, including:

The procurement tools a Government of Canada buyer may use for purchasing professional services, including:

  • ProServices
  • Task and Solutions Professional Services (TSPS)
  • Task and Solutions-Based Informatics Professional Services (TBIPS/SBIPS)
  • Learning Services
  • How to register your business in Centralized Professional Services System (CPSS) ePortal and SELECT
  • Key contacts
Supplying Professional Services (In–person or Webinar)

October 16, 2019 | 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

An in-person or webinar session for 30 minutes only is available on a first registered-first served basis on the following topic to answer specific questions (English only):

Supplying Professional Services – ProServices, how to register your business in Centralized Professional Services System (CPSS) ePortal.

Supplying Professional Services (In–person or Webinar)

October 16, 2019 | 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

An in-person or webinar session for 30 minutes only is available on a first registered-first served basis on the following topic to answer specific questions (English only):

Supplying Professional Services – ProServices, how to register your business in Centralized Professional Services System (CPSS) ePortal.

Supplying Professional Services (In–person or Webinar)

October 16, 2019 | 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

An in-person or webinar session for 30 minutes only is available on a first registered-first served basis on the following topic to answer specific questions (English only):

Supplying Professional Services – ProServices, how to register your business in Centralized Professional Services System (CPSS) ePortal.

Better Business Expo Markham

October 17, 2019 | 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm | Markham — Markham Convention Centre 2901 Markham Rd. Toront | Partnered Event
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Markham, Ontario - The Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME) will have a booth at this event and will be providing information on how the Government of Canada does its buying, how to register to become a supplier, how to market your goods and/or services, and how to keep track of opportunities to bid on Government of Canada purchases.

The Better Business Expo is Canada's premier business-to-business tradeshow and networking event. This event connects business professionals with the most innovative business development products and services.

Event registration: https://betterbusinessexpo.ca/

Doing Business with Government – Mississauga

October 24, 2019 | 8:30 am to 12:00 pm | Mississauga — 301 Burhamthorpe Rd. West | Partnered Event
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The Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre is hosting a "Doing Business with Government" seminar session in partnership with the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME) the City of Mississuaga and the Region of Peel . You will learn about how the procurement process works from each level of government, and how to include these groups as your customers! 

There will also be opportunities for suppliers to meet one-on-one with the presenters after the event.

November

Toronto – Doing Business with the Government of Canada (Seminar – Webinar)
November 06, 2019 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | Seminar
More Information

Toronto, Ontario - The Government of Canada purchases $22 billion of goods and services each year. This two-hour seminar/webinar provides key information about how to sell to the Government of Canada that will help you learn how to:

  • Find out whether the Government of Canada buys your goods or service
  • Understand the contracting process
  • Register in supplier databases
  • Build networks and promote your business
  • Search for opportunities
  • Take advantage of the procurement information on Buyandsell.gc.ca
  • Understand the security clearance process
  • Bid on opportunities
Doing Business with the Government of Canada (In–person or Webinar)
November 06, 2019 | 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

An in-person or webinar session for 30 minutes only is available on a first registeredfirst served basis on the following topic to answer specific questions (in English only):

Basics of Doing Business with the Government of Canada – Find out whether the Government of Canada buys your goods or services, understand the contracting process, register in supplier databases, build networks and promote your business, search for opportunities, take advantage of the procurement information on Buyandsell.gc.ca.

Doing Business with the Government of Canada (In–person or Webinar)
November 06, 2019 | 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

An in-person or webinar session for 30 minutes only is available on a first registeredfirst served basis on the following topic to answer specific questions (in English only):

Basics of Doing Business with the Government of Canada – Find out whether the Government of Canada buys your goods or services, understand the contracting process, register in supplier databases, build networks and promote your business, search for opportunities, take advantage of the procurement information on Buyandsell.gc.ca.

Doing Business with the Government of Canada (In–person or Webinar)
November 06, 2019 | 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

An in-person or webinar session for 30 minutes only is available on a first registeredfirst served basis on the following topic to answer specific questions (in English only):

Basics of Doing Business with the Government of Canada – Find out whether the Government of Canada buys your goods or services, understand the contracting process, register in supplier databases, build networks and promote your business, search for opportunities, take advantage of the procurement information on Buyandsell.gc.ca.

Toronto – Bidding on Opportunities (Seminar–Webinar)
November 13, 2019 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | Seminar
More Information

Toronto, Ontario - Would you like to learn more about how to bid? This two-hour seminar/webinar is designed for participants who are ready for a more detailed overview of the bidding process and provides key information to help you bid on opportunities, including:

  • The different types of solicitation documents
  • The main elements of a solicitation document and how to respond to them
  • How bids are evaluated and suppliers are selected
  • How to follow-up after receipt of the bidding process results
  • Best practices, tips and suggestions
Bidding on Opportunities (In–person or Webinar)

November 13, 2019 | 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

An in-person or webinar session for 30 minutes only is available on a first registered-first served basis on the following topic to answer specific questions (English only):

Bidding on Opportunities – The different types of solicitation documents, the main elements of a solicitation document and how to respond to them, best practices, tips and suggestions.

Bidding on Opportunities (In–person or Webinar)

November 13, 2019 | 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

An in-person or webinar session for 30 minutes only is available on a first registered-first served basis on the following topic to answer specific questions (English only):

Bidding on Opportunities – The different types of solicitation documents, the main elements of a solicitation document and how to respond to them, best practices, tips and suggestions.

Bidding on Opportunities (In–person or Webinar)

November 13, 2019 | 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

An in-person or webinar session for 30 minutes only is available on a first registered-first served basis on the following topic to answer specific questions (English only):

Bidding on Opportunities – The different types of solicitation documents, the main elements of a solicitation document and how to respond to them, best practices, tips and suggestions.

Toronto – Supplying Professional Services (Seminar – Webinar)
November 20, 2019 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | Seminar
More Information

Toronto, Ontario - This two-hour seminar/webinar provides key information to help you bid on Professional Services opportunities, including:

The procurement tools a Government of Canada buyer may use for purchasing professional services, including:

  • ProServices
  • Task and Solutions Professional Services (TSPS)
  • Task and Solutions-Based Informatics Professional Services (TBIPS/SBIPS)
  • Learning Services
  • How to register your business in Centralized Professional Services System (CPSS) ePortal and SELECT
  • Key contacts
Supplying Professional Services (In–person or Webinar)

November 20, 2019 | 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

An in-person or webinar session for 30 minutes only is available on a first registered-first served basis on the following topic to answer specific questions (English only):

Supplying Professional Services – ProServices, how to register your business in Centralized Professional Services System (CPSS) ePortal.

Supplying Professional Services (In–person or Webinar)

November 20, 2019 | 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

An in-person or webinar session for 30 minutes only is available on a first registered-first served basis on the following topic to answer specific questions (English only):

Supplying Professional Services – ProServices, how to register your business in Centralized Professional Services System (CPSS) ePortal.

Supplying Professional Services (In–person or Webinar)

November 20, 2019 | 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

An in-person or webinar session for 30 minutes only is available on a first registered-first served basis on the following topic to answer specific questions (English only):

Supplying Professional Services – ProServices, how to register your business in Centralized Professional Services System (CPSS) ePortal.

Toronto – Obtaining Security Clearance (Seminar – Webinar)
November 27, 2019 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | Seminar
More Information

Toronto, Ontario - Obtaining Security Clearance:

This seminar/webinar provides information on how to apply for security clearances and what is required for the application process. A security clearance is necessary when your personnel, under contract, will require access to Classified/Protected information or sensitive Government of Canada work sites. Obtaining a security clearance can be a lengthy process. This seminar will provide key information to help you better understand:

  1. The security requirements identified in the tender.
  2. The registration process to obtain a security clearance with the Industrial Security Program.
  3. The different levels of organization clearances and personnel clearances.
  4. Your responsibilities as a supplier.

December

Toronto – Doing Business with the Government of Canada (Seminar – Webinar)
December 04, 2019 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | Seminar
More Information

Toronto, Ontario - The Government of Canada purchases $22 billion of goods and services each year. This two-hour seminar/webinar provides key information about how to sell to the Government of Canada that will help you learn how to:

  • Find out whether the Government of Canada buys your goods or service
  • Understand the contracting process
  • Register in supplier databases
  • Build networks and promote your business
  • Search for opportunities
  • Take advantage of the procurement information on Buyandsell.gc.ca
  • Understand the security clearance process
  • Bid on opportunities
Doing Business with the Government of Canada (In–person or Webinar)
December 04, 2019 | 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

An in-person or webinar session for 30 minutes only is available on a first registeredfirst served basis on the following topic to answer specific questions (in English only):

Basics of Doing Business with the Government of Canada – Find out whether the Government of Canada buys your goods or services, understand the contracting process, register in supplier databases, build networks and promote your business, search for opportunities, take advantage of the procurement information on Buyandsell.gc.ca.

Doing Business with the Government of Canada (In–person or Webinar)
December 04, 2019 | 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

An in-person or webinar session for 30 minutes only is available on a first registeredfirst served basis on the following topic to answer specific questions (in English only):

Basics of Doing Business with the Government of Canada – Find out whether the Government of Canada buys your goods or services, understand the contracting process, register in supplier databases, build networks and promote your business, search for opportunities, take advantage of the procurement information on Buyandsell.gc.ca.

Doing Business with the Government of Canada (In–person or Webinar)
December 04, 2019 | 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

An in-person or webinar session for 30 minutes only is available on a first registeredfirst served basis on the following topic to answer specific questions (in English only):

Basics of Doing Business with the Government of Canada – Find out whether the Government of Canada buys your goods or services, understand the contracting process, register in supplier databases, build networks and promote your business, search for opportunities, take advantage of the procurement information on Buyandsell.gc.ca.

Toronto – Bidding on Opportunities (Seminar–Webinar)
December 11, 2019 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | Seminar
More Information

Toronto, Ontario - Would you like to learn more about how to bid? This two-hour seminar/webinar is designed for participants who are ready for a more detailed overview of the bidding process and provides key information to help you bid on opportunities, including:

  • The different types of solicitation documents
  • The main elements of a solicitation document and how to respond to them
  • How bids are evaluated and suppliers are selected
  • How to follow-up after receipt of the bidding process results
  • Best practices, tips and suggestions
Bidding on Opportunities (In–person or Webinar)

December 11, 2019 | 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

An in-person or webinar session for 30 minutes only is available on a first registered-first served basis on the following topic to answer specific questions (English only):

Bidding on Opportunities – The different types of solicitation documents, the main elements of a solicitation document and how to respond to them, best practices, tips and suggestions.

Bidding on Opportunities (In–person or Webinar)

December 11, 2019 | 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

An in-person or webinar session for 30 minutes only is available on a first registered-first served basis on the following topic to answer specific questions (English only):

Bidding on Opportunities – The different types of solicitation documents, the main elements of a solicitation document and how to respond to them, best practices, tips and suggestions.

Bidding on Opportunities (In–person or Webinar)

December 11, 2019 | 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

An in-person or webinar session for 30 minutes only is available on a first registered-first served basis on the following topic to answer specific questions (English only):

Bidding on Opportunities – The different types of solicitation documents, the main elements of a solicitation document and how to respond to them, best practices, tips and suggestions.

Toronto – Supplying Professional Services (Seminar – Webinar)
December 18, 2019 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | Seminar
More Information

Toronto, Ontario - This two-hour seminar/webinar provides key information to help you bid on Professional Services opportunities, including:

The procurement tools a Government of Canada buyer may use for purchasing professional services, including:

  • ProServices
  • Task and Solutions Professional Services (TSPS)
  • Task and Solutions-Based Informatics Professional Services (TBIPS/SBIPS)
  • Learning Services
  • How to register your business in Centralized Professional Services System (CPSS) ePortal and SELECT
  • Key contacts
Toronto – Obtaining Security Clearance (Seminar – Webinar)
December 18, 2019 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | Seminar
More Information

Toronto, Ontario - Obtaining Security Clearance:

This seminar/webinar provides information on how to apply for security clearances and what is required for the application process. A security clearance is necessary when your personnel, under contract, will require access to Classified/Protected information or sensitive Government of Canada work sites. Obtaining a security clearance can be a lengthy process. This seminar will provide key information to help you better understand:

  1. The security requirements identified in the tender.
  2. The registration process to obtain a security clearance with the Industrial Security Program.
  3. The different levels of organization clearances and personnel clearances.
  4. Your responsibilities as a supplier.

Contact OSME

For more information on our programs and services, you may reach us by using one of the following methods:


  1. Address: 4900 Yonge Street - 10th Floor Toronto, Ontario M2N 6A6
  2. Email: ONT.osme-bpme@pwgsc-tpsgc.gc.ca
  3. Toll-Free: 1 800-668-5378
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